Gus Hansen shall compete on Wednesday night at ‘Poker After Dark' in a high-stakes PLO cash game, thereby marking the comeback of the Danish pro since his first appearance on the show since 2010.
One of the poker boom's most-entertaining poker personalities, ‘The Great Dane' distanced from the high-stakes scene for a few years, and now, he returns. It's actually great news for fans who enjoyed watching one of the poker world's seemingly loosest players.
Gus Hansen's poker career has been somewhat a roller coaster ride, with several massive scores and losses here and there. In the online poker world, he's considered the all-time leader in losses, having lost almost $21 million on Full Tilt Poker. Realizing he would sooner or later go broke blowing through hundreds of thousands of dollars regularly, he stopped playing online. During his time at Full Tilt Poker, fans enjoyed watching him splash chips around in the highest stakes online games in the world against opponents such as the likes of Phil ‘OMGClayAiken' Galfond, Phil Ivey, and Viktor ‘Isildur1' Blom.
Despite this loss at online poker, he has over $10 million in winnings in the live tournament setting, and he's one of just five players to win three World Poker Tour titles.
Before the "High Stakes Poker" and "Poker After Dark" were cancelled in 2011, Hansen was actually a regular on these televised poker shows. Because of his unpredictable play style, he was instantly a crowd favorite, as he is often seen trying to pull off crazy bluffs and calling big raises pre-flop with marginal hands.
Hansen shall be competing in a $100/$200/$400 pot-limit Omaha cash game at the Poker After Dark scheduled on Wednesday starting at 3pm PT live on the PokerGO app.
As a part of "Racks of Lamb Week", the show mainly features 2011 WSOP Player of the Year and two-time WSOP Main Event final table participant Ben Lamb.
Play begins for PokerGO on Tuesday at 3pm, but Hansen won't be there until Wednesday. Besides Hansen and Lamb, other players who will be there include Brian Rast, Chris MacFarland, Matt Kirk, Sam Soverel, and Keith Lehr.